Most Olympic sports are cobblers: fact. I mean, I'm pleased GB is good at yachting and all but even during the Olympics no-one's sufficiently arsed to actually watch it. It's just a question of following the news updates: "Ben Ainslie is leading the Finn class after ten rounds" then "Another gold for Bulldog Ben."
It's all about the athletics to me. & even then the walking can **** off. I mean, seriously? Is there any time in the sphere of human experience where it's more effective to walk quickly than run? A fact appreciated by the competitors who break into a trot when they think no-one's watching, which one can understand because, let's be frank, no-one is. Unless your idea of sporting excellence is a hundred or so skinny feckers waggling their arses like they've got love beads shoved up there.
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads